Hard Cover. Item #6612
Auburn: Alden, Beardsley & Co.; Rochester: Wanzer, Beardsley & Co., 1854. First edition, first series, octavo, 351 pages, 1 page of ads at rear. Original slate-blue cloth, stamped in gilt and blind; frontis portrait. A collection of 10 tales from the American edition of Household Words, which were actually not by Dickens, but were edited by him to the extent that, according to Eckel, "they were almost his in a literary sense." Light marginal foxing to frontis; internally clean; a near fine copy, with a trace of wear at extremities; bookplate.